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US uses rare veto to block Alaska copper, gold mine plan

The move by the agency, heralded by Alaska Native tribes and environmentalists who have long pushed for it, deals a potentially devastating blow to the proposed Pebble Mine and comes while an earlier rejection of a key federal permit for the project remains unresolved.

Boeing bids farewell to an icon, delivers last 747 jumbo jet

Since its first flight in 1969, the giant 747 has revolutionized travel, connecting international cities that had never before had direct routes and helping democratize passenger flight.

As the Colorado River dries up, states can’t agree on saving water

The lack of an agreement sets up the prospect that the federal government will make unilateral cuts sometime later this year.

Dave Durenberger, censured by Senate in ethics breach, dies at 88

Considered a leader on environmental and health care matters, Mr. Durenberger was censured by the Senate in 1990 for financial improprieties that destroyed his 16-year Washington career.

FDA revamping foods program to move past ‘constant turmoil’

“This is one of the most important changes in the history of the FDA,” the head of the Food and Drug Administration said.

Stranded humpback whale dies on Long Island beach

A 35-foot humpback whale washed ashore and later died on a New York beach, one of several cetaceans discovered over the past two months along the shores of New York and New Jersey.

Winter weather cancels flights, leads to death in Texas

Winter weather brought ice to Texas and nearby states Tuesday, causing the cancellation of more than 980 flights and delays to nearly 800 more.